DHARAMSALA, Nov 2: The Seventh edition of Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) opened with the critically acclaimed feature “Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence” to a packed house at Upper TCV School yesterday.
The well-attended film festival began with a Tibetan song sung by TCV children which were followed by the screening of Filmmaker Dar Gai’s Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence which opened the festival being held over November 1-4 at Upper TCV School auditoriums namely, Hermann Gmeiner and Dekyi Tsering.
DIFF has partnered with Delhi-based Picture Time for the first time and set up a mobile digital theatre with state-of-the-art projection facilities at its venue.
“It’s been seven years since we embarked on this amazing journey and we’ve had so many good movies and happy memories. With each edition we’ve learnt new things and tried to improve DIFF as much as possible,” Ritu Sarin, Festival Director said while announcing the impressive line-up of 46 films including the The Sweet Requiem directed by the DIFF directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, for the four-day film festival that aims to bring independent cinema to Dharamsala, at the foothills of Dhauladhar range.
DIFF is a non-profit undertaking presented by White Crane Arts & Media Trust founded by Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan region with an objective to create events, spaces and opportunities to nurture, encourage and develop contemporary forms of creative expression in the region.